Bugsy Malone Reviews

  • Jul 16, 2020

    I couldn't take it the least bit seriously.

    I couldn't take it the least bit seriously.

  • May 07, 2020

    This film is a underrated masterpiece and I am watching much later than when it came out and the pure classics that came are so memorable

    This film is a underrated masterpiece and I am watching much later than when it came out and the pure classics that came are so memorable

  • Apr 25, 2020

    Truly Bizarre and it really couldn't make up for the fact that they weren't sure who they were making for, kids or adults.

    Truly Bizarre and it really couldn't make up for the fact that they weren't sure who they were making for, kids or adults.

  • Feb 10, 2020

    Great movie, first watched it when I was 10 in 1982 on tv. one of the few 70s movies that still holds up today for me. All kid actors and one you shouldn't miss

    Great movie, first watched it when I was 10 in 1982 on tv. one of the few 70s movies that still holds up today for me. All kid actors and one you shouldn't miss

  • Jan 27, 2019

    The best gangster movie ever made!

    The best gangster movie ever made!

  • Jan 23, 2019

    My childhood favourite.. This has action, drama, comedy, music, dancing and the soundtrack is awesome! Will never get sick of it!

    My childhood favourite.. This has action, drama, comedy, music, dancing and the soundtrack is awesome! Will never get sick of it!

  • Sep 14, 2018

    Pretty fun movie. 8/10

    Pretty fun movie. 8/10

  • Jul 05, 2018

    Bugsy Malone is an interesting bit of kitsch. When we watch movies, some of us like me, see actors paid huge salaries because they can "act" like kids. Kids love play acting or at least they used to when I was of that age. We played but took on the personas of our favorite actors: John Wayne, Johnny Weissmuller, Hopalong Cassidy, etc. Even at sports, it wasn't me stepping up to bat, I would announce I was Mickey Mantle. We were kids pretending to be our heroes. Age tends to dull the ability to play, besides it's embarrassing. That's why we have professional actors who can still access the inner child enough to play a part. Bugsy Malone sort of taps into that childhood world of pretend and it's amusing to watch kids act out the parts of gangsters. It's not Edward G spitting out orders to wipe out his rivals, it's another kid, Martin lev. The sexy chanteuse isn't Carole Lombard, it's Jodie Foster and she looks the thirteen she was. All the kids actually look like kids, talk like kids, and act like kids even when they are mowing down rival gangs with guns shooting cream puffs. When I compare Maisie Williams' (Arya Stark) acting in Game of Thrones, you can't compare as even in her earliest scenes in GOT, she's acting like an adult. Her childhood is gone. I can't even imagine an audience for this film outside of middle school students who are watching it as they prepare for an abbreviated middle school production. Bugsy is an enchanting artifact of sorts but that is charm.

    Bugsy Malone is an interesting bit of kitsch. When we watch movies, some of us like me, see actors paid huge salaries because they can "act" like kids. Kids love play acting or at least they used to when I was of that age. We played but took on the personas of our favorite actors: John Wayne, Johnny Weissmuller, Hopalong Cassidy, etc. Even at sports, it wasn't me stepping up to bat, I would announce I was Mickey Mantle. We were kids pretending to be our heroes. Age tends to dull the ability to play, besides it's embarrassing. That's why we have professional actors who can still access the inner child enough to play a part. Bugsy Malone sort of taps into that childhood world of pretend and it's amusing to watch kids act out the parts of gangsters. It's not Edward G spitting out orders to wipe out his rivals, it's another kid, Martin lev. The sexy chanteuse isn't Carole Lombard, it's Jodie Foster and she looks the thirteen she was. All the kids actually look like kids, talk like kids, and act like kids even when they are mowing down rival gangs with guns shooting cream puffs. When I compare Maisie Williams' (Arya Stark) acting in Game of Thrones, you can't compare as even in her earliest scenes in GOT, she's acting like an adult. Her childhood is gone. I can't even imagine an audience for this film outside of middle school students who are watching it as they prepare for an abbreviated middle school production. Bugsy is an enchanting artifact of sorts but that is charm.

  • Dec 08, 2017

    Incredibly stupid idea, and absolutely painful to sit through. One of the worst movies I have ever suffered through.

    Incredibly stupid idea, and absolutely painful to sit through. One of the worst movies I have ever suffered through.

  • Sep 23, 2017

    Wonderful movie! Family favorite! Cute premise and excellent casting!

    Wonderful movie! Family favorite! Cute premise and excellent casting!